The lost history of Christianity: the thousand-year golden age of the church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia- and how it died

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HarperOne, Oct 20, 2008 - Religion - 315 pages
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A lost history revealing that, for centuries, Christianity's center was actually in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with significant communities extending as far as China.

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Review: The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died

User Review  - Frank Peters - Goodreads

This was a good and useful book to read. As the author points out (more than once), the knowledge we have of church history largely ignores everything outside of the west, and certainly ignores those ... Read full review

Review: The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died

User Review  - Leo - Goodreads

An eye opening book. I had little idea of the history of the Eastern Church, of its richness, power and Thousand year endurance against so many odds. It is a great loss that so many of their works ... Read full review

Contents

Churches of the East
45
Another World
71
The Great Tribulation
97
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Philip Jenkins is the author of The Lost History of Christianity and has a joint appointment as the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of the Humanities in history and religious studies at Penn State University and as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe and has been a guest on top national radio shows across the country.